The short of it
Jumper – Primark
Skirt – Zara
Boots – Mango
The Long of it
Since the start of my blog this time last year I made a decision to start looking after my hair holistically. I posted a link of a great regime for natural hair and it was all going so well until I fell off.
I got sucked into the slick weave look and the “any protective style” look because I just wasn’t confident wearing my hair out.
I mean don’t get me wrong I love weave and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it but too much of anything is not good for you.
I then was obsessed with single plaits and used to gel my hair daily. Trying to get the slick rick edges but that’s not good for my hair so now my edges are really thin and I have to wait for them to grow back ( looongg).
I love protective styles and they are still being done lol but I will also give my hair that breathing space and non manipulation time it needs and that I didn’t give it before because of how I felt with my hair out.
I guess what I’m trying to say is it doesn’t matter what age you are confidence will grow as you do.
I loved my short TWA ( tinny winnie afro) and love the length it is now but hate the stage in between. Again I should have enjoyed the journey in-between because everything is a process and takes time.
Never ever did I think at 26 I’d still get insecure about such a thing such as hair but its such a huge part of identity and style.
In my opinion hair makes or breaks an outfit and sometimes natural hair in its natural state isn’t the look I want to roll with. That’s ok too but its even better if you still love it in its natural state. It’s so important to love what you are.
I really know I have come a long way and the silent majority of the natural hair group in the media eg Solange ( even though she wears natural hair weaves at times) and people like Janae Monea and my God Mum ( Aunty Julie and little sister cheeks) have made it more mainstream which has helped me feel more confident to do the same.
So here it is again guys – the amazing routine posted by April Alexander on her blog Discreet Muse -I’m about to commit myself to trying again.
I hope you find that confidence too ( if you struggled like I did) it makes life so much better when you feel good!
Happy growing !!!